[ US /kæˈskeɪd/ ]
[ UK /kɐskˈe‍ɪd/ ]
  1. a succession of stages or operations or processes or units
    separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes
    progressing in severity as though a cascade of genetic damage was occurring
  2. a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
  3. a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower
    a sudden cascade of sparks
    a little shower of rose petals
  1. arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible
  2. rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
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How To Use cascade In A Sentence

  • Cascades of earls, rubies, sapphires, diamonds and tortoiseshell hatpins, 76 items in all, poured out.
  • It also contains a series of waterfalls and cascades to further enhance the beauty of a hole that is certain to generate a lot of comment throughout the week.
  • Ask the average primary schooler here about their teacher and they'll give you a cascade of colourful answers.
  • Local inflammation, as we have seen, can trigger a cascade of chemical signals that result in the symptoms of sickness behaviour. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect
  • Embellished with cascades of semi-precious stones, crystal beads, dabka, and vivid skeins of fine silk thread, the focus here is on detailing and embroidery.
  • The financial system collapsed under a cascade of bad debts. Times, Sunday Times
  • The financial system collapsed under a cascade of bad debts. Times, Sunday Times
  • Her rust red hair fell in a cascade of ringlets that were burnished gold by the kiss of the sun.
  • She was spellbound by the bubbles that seemed to appear as the water cascaded in.
  • Tumbling down slopes near Wawona at the south end of the park, Chilnualna Creek - at its fattest and fastest this time of year - creates a series of foaming cascades around giant boulders.
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